Here come the royals
When they set off on their first official royal tour as a family, William and Kate will bring along three-year-old Prince George and 16-month-old Princess Charlotte. “Many believe the architect of [Prince William’s] emergence as a public, adult royal is his grandmother,” Maclean’s reported in 2011. Here’s a look back at some of the Queen’s fondest memories of her and her grandson in Buckingham Palace.
To watch, or not to watch?
We text. We tweet. We Google. These days, the Internet is often criticized for taking over our lives. But before the digital age, how was television harming us – and our children in particular? This 1961 Maclean’s report reveals the first scientific study of its kind, in which 1,200 Canadian parents and children reflect on the dark side of TV.
Remembering a prime minister
“He is rare in many respects, but in none more than in this: he had to reach his late forties before discovering that the only job that really fitted him was the highest and loneliest in the land,” writes Hugh McLennan in 1972. In remembrance of the anniversary of Pierre Trudeau’s death, check out this Maclean’s exclusive that reveals it is impossible to detach Trudeau the man from Trudeau the prime minister.
Back to School
From colouring books and classroom posters, to computers and coffee makers, back to school rituals are in full swing. Take a look back at Maclean’s writers who explored Canada’s education sector as it’s been documented in the pages of our magazine for over 100 years. There was the beauty boom of 1959, when modeling schools were all the rage; there was even a case for a gradeless school system in the ‘60s; a Saskatchewan psychology professor who tried to turn homeschooled children into “global citizens;” and a look into the deeply troubled system of French immersion programs.
The World Cup of Hockey
“Most Canadians I meet will tell me exactly where they were and what they were doing when I scored that goal. It’s amazing,” says Paul Henderson, who scored “the most famous goal in the history of his sport” at the 1972 Summit Series. There are moments in sports that define an athlete, and some that define a country. But seldom do the two converge as neatly as they did in the men’s hockey final at the 2010 Winter Games. Team Canada will try to prove that they remains the world’s top hockey nation at the World Cup of Hockey this month. Here’s a look back at some of our greatest Canadian hockey moments.